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Old 05-21-2011
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A one foot long 1 1/4" pvc pipe and about ten feet of 5/8 nylon line. Run the line through the pipe, splice the end back onto the line forming a wide triangle that you can put your foot in. Attach the other end of the line to the inside transom or through the outboard motor mounts. The step should be about a foot underwater. Put foot in step, grab line, haul yourself up.
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The PVC pipe and rope worked great. I modified it a bit to work across the width of the dinghy and knoted the line for grip. I tried it out today. Thanks goodness it worked ... the water was a bit chilly!

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Thanks all for the advice. I thought I would show you what I came up with. I ended up buying a two foot piece of PVC from home depot and cut it in half. That made two nice steps. I have 30' of line that I run though the bottom step to secure it. I leave about 8" of gap and run it through the second rung twic to secure it and tie off to the ring. Then I attach to the top of the ring and to a haylard clamp. The clamp attaches to one side of the dinghy and the ladder sits on the other side. The extra line is knotted and you use it to grab with your second hand as you come into the dinghy. The kids pop in now and I have no issue at 180#s. See pics below
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Getting back into an inflatable

I'll go with the homemade guys. In my case, I used thick walled plastic pipe for the rungs, then the good old knotted line.


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Hi all,

We have an 11 ft Achilles inflatble we use for our tender. It has a 9.8hp outboard so it has enough umph to pull a tube which the kids love to ride on. The only issue I have is getting them out of the water back into the tender as we change riders (usually we shift them right out of the tender to the tube, but we "miss" every now and then).

I get grab the kids and pull them in, but was wondering if there is some kind of net or ladder made specfically for tenders that aids in getting people in and out of the water.

Any help would be great.
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Hi all,

We have an 11 ft Achilles inflatble we use for our tender. It has a 9.8hp outboard so it has enough umph to pull a tube which the kids love to ride on. The only issue I have is getting them out of the water back into the tender as we change riders (usually we shift them right out of the tender to the tube, but we "miss" every now and then).

I get grab the kids and pull them in, but was wondering if there is some kind of net or ladder made specfically for tenders that aids in getting people in and out of the water.

Any help would be great.
Kids would love this. Check out 28 seconds into the vid..‪Zodiac Military Inflatable Boats - Force Insertion and Extraction‬‏ - YouTube

Let us know how this works out. Mom might not be too keen on the idea though.
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Doesn't everyone step on the cavitation plate of the engine? and board thru the transom... (engine off, of course).

that ladder just looks more difficult than using what is already available.
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